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Items you have had for years and won't throw away.

I have a beloved T shirt from 1998, it has a hole in it but I can't part with it, too many memories. I know there are people out there who hang on to stuff long past their sell-by date. Time to confess all....


Created By on 03/07/2019

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Yodama Original Poster
10th Apr 2020 10:55:06
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Lockdown makes you do crazy things, like clearing out your clothes cupboard.
In a fit of energetic resolve, I filled two black bin bags with clothes I have not worn for a year. ( Some clean freak must have said that we should do this regularely.)

As the Charity shops near me are in lockdown too, I had time to look at the bags and then that old feeling overwhelmed me...love, it was love for the old faithfuls. What was I doing? I asked myself.

Satisfied now that they are back in the dark recesses of my cupboard, waiting for the day....I may need them.
Sad aren't I?
50strong
7th Apr 2020 19:22:00 (Last activity: 8th Apr 2020 10:43:18)
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I have a few funny Christmas sweaters that I never wear but seem to hold onto.
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 8th Apr 2020 10:43:18
We humans ( well some of us) seem to develop a love affair with certain items of clothing.
I suppose your sweaters are reminders of happy times, so why throw them away?
abry47
17th Feb 2020 19:39:25 (Last activity: 17th Feb 2020 20:22:15)
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I still have a shirt that my husband wore on a family holiday to scarborough 36 years ago , i bought it from C & A and it was his favourite. He died 7 years ago and although i gave most of his clothes to charity I could not bring myself to part with it.
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 17th Feb 2020 20:22:15
Don't know what it is, but there is something special about a Tshirt.
You must find comfort from having kept it. abry.
Yodama Original Poster
17th Feb 2020 16:27:36
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A pair of jeans with bell bottoms form the 1970's, fashionably frayed at the bottom.
Lends credence to my argument, that if you keep something long enough, It will come back into fashion. 😉
Tr1sh
21st Jul 2019 00:15:36 (Last activity: 21st Jul 2019 16:13:28)
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A doll which now lives in the cupboard but whenever I get the hoover out, there it is sitting on a shelf and I am instantly reminded of being six years old and finding that doll sitting under the tree on Christmas morning.
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 21st Jul 2019 11:33:56
A lovely memory for you, something I would keep forever.
Response from Tr1sh made on 21st Jul 2019 16:13:28
Hi Yodama. Thank you and I certainly will. 🙂
ecarg
6th Jul 2019 10:16:41 (Last activity: 6th Jul 2019 12:01:38)
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My Mothers heavy wooden rolling pin ,great for making pastry and propably a lethal weapon ,not that it has been tried as such YET!

Also my Father's Parker fountain pen , I just feel a connection when I hold it and wish I could write as well as he did.
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 6th Jul 2019 12:01:38
Parker fountain pen, beautiful instrument. and yes, you do seem to feel the energies of someone who has passed, a precious thing to keep.
Heavy rolling pin...ha ha, any warning signs up in your kitchen?
Lionel
3rd Jul 2019 13:45:24 (Last activity: 4th Jul 2019 16:02:01)
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Something mundane. I have a hairbrush, a Mason Pearson brand, bought from Harrods in 1965. It cost the enormous sum of £5. It's still in daily use even now. Expected to retire it ten years ago but hey, I still have hair! I still have a hair brush!
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 3rd Jul 2019 16:26:17
Mason Pearson is good quality, 54 years ago - wow.
They are selling from £40 - £80 now, so it goes to show you, quality lasts.
Maybe you and your pal are both getting a bit sparse now Lionel? :s
Response from Lionel made on 4th Jul 2019 16:02:01
Got a natural monk's tonsure but otherwise still needing my trusty friend who has no such signs of aging.
ArchieUK
3rd Jul 2019 10:47:49 (Last activity: 3rd Jul 2019 12:17:08)
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My wife has me for 56years and I am probably well past my sell by date but she says she wil not throw me out.
Response from Yodama Original Poster made on 3rd Jul 2019 12:17:08
Awww how kind of her.
I should be careful if she starts talking about car-boot sales though Archie.

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